New Year 2021

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering “it will be happier”.
Alfred Lord Tennyson – The Foresters 1892

2020 A Year of Learning

Well, 2020 did not work out as we had planned, but overall it is probably true to say that for Parkinson’s Park it worked out better; we certainly learnt a lot.

Along the way we lost our community event programme, two benches, and help from Open Country. But as one door shuts another opens, and we gained lots of new visitors using the Park for a variety of purposes, many more people getting involved in building community spirit, a new wood and 4 brand new benches.

We also gained an award as one of the Leeds Parks supporting their local neighbourhood during the Spring Pandemic, and were able to tell our story as one of only 4 Leeds Parks featured on ITV Calendar’s Park Life.

Thank you to everyone who has worked together this year to make the Park special, the people who use it, the people who tidy it, and the ones who enhance it for other to enjoy. Here are some of your photos of 2020

The Friends of Parkinson’s Park wish everyone a good New Year.

PS – Elf Trail

There is still time to do the Elf Trail which will finish Saturday 2nd December at 4pm. It is free to complete but all donations to the Park’s event fund welcome. It has been very successful in spite of the sometimes terrible weather. Well done to all the children and parents taking part and to all the Friends who made this possible. The winner of the trail will be announced on Sunday morning.

The Elves will be leaving the Park on Sunday morning and there will be a big clear up. Anyone who wants to litter pick should come along and see Chris Parapia.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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